All the Rumored Matty Healy References on Taylor Swift’s 'The Tortured Poets Department'

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Happy new Taylor Swift album day, to all those who celebrate! The singer dropped The Tortured Poets Department on April 19, and we need to know, are some of the songs about Matty Healy?

Taylor is rumored to have briefly dated The 1975 singer last May after they were photographed together in New York City, and the reported relationship came weeks after her break up from actor Joe Alwyn, who she dated for six years.

This sent Swifties wild, and now she's dropped her new record, fans seriously think some of the songs like 'Down Bad', 'Fortnight' and more might be about her reported relationship with the musician.

So, get ready, because here are all of the rumored Matty Healy references on Taylor Swift's album, The Tortured Poets Department. Thanks us later, Swifties!

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'Down Bad'

So, Taylor got some criticism for reportedly dating Matty due to his previous controversies, including comments about Ice Spice's appearance and even comments about Tay herself. Now, fans think she's alluding to that in this new song.

"They’ll say I'm nuts if I talk about the existence of you," she sings. Maybe she's talking about people criticizing her for dating him?

'But Daddy I Love Him'

In this song, she sings about a similar theme of wanting a relationship to work and loving someone despite criticism from others.

"'Stay away from her' the saboteurs protested too much... No I'm not coming to my senses, I know it's crazy but he's the one I want," she sings. Hm, interesting!

'I Can Fix Him (No Really, I Can)'

Another one! So, in this song, Taylor sings about trying to change a man (we've all been there, am I right?) and references him being controversial, smoking and more. Sounds a bit like Matty, if you ask us!

"They shake their heads saying, 'God, help her' when I tell 'em he's my man but your good Lord doesn't need to lift a finger. I can fix him, no, really, I can," she sings.


So, while the lyrics for this track featuring Post Malone aren't super telling, we do know that Matty and Taylor are said to have dated for only a few weeks, which is why fans think that 'Fortnight' is about him.

The song is about a short-lived, intense romance. "I love you, it’s ruining my life, I touched you for only a fortnight... I call you up but you won’t pick up, another fortnight lost in America" she sings.

These are all rumored references to Matty, of course, as Taylor chooses to remain tight-lipped about the inspirations behind her music. What we do know is that we'll be singing along to these on the Eras Tour anyway!

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